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9 RV Parks near Dayton, Iowa
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Dayton. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Dayton in the left hand column.
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Stayed for 2 days during "Frontier Days" in Ft Dodge. The park is secluded, yet easily accessible. The Staff were very helpful and friendly. the Park Host was eager to help and was an asset to the park. We really enjoyed our stay there and will look forward to our next visit. - Linda and Jim
Jun 2015 - $20.00
I made my reservation over the internet the day before showing up at the park. Sites are supposed to be assigned but there was no assignment on the bulletin board when I arrived. The campground host lady told me to just go ahead and take a spot since the campground was almost entirely empty. The sites are arranged in a clearing along one side of the valley formed by the Des Moines River. There is no privacy between sites but they are spaced about 50 feet apart. There is electric and water service but no sewer. I have a small trailer that would fit just about anywhere but big rigs would have no problems in many of the sites. This park wouldn't be a destination for me but I would stay here again if passing through the area. - Teardrop11
Jul 2012 - $16.00
This was such a find. The Iowa State Park we normally stay in was already full so we took a chance on a Friday afternoon and drove to Dolliver Memorial because of the great reviews. It was cool to descend into a gorge carved by the Des Moines River after driving through flat cornfields for hours. The sites are large. The restrooms were spotless. The ranger was so nice checking in on how we liked our stay. On the weekends, there are kayak rentals available. Cell service is spotty because of being 200' below the cornfields, but it does exist. Would definitely stay here again. - fulltimervtravel
Jun 2017 - $22.00
We stayed in the South Equine Campground. We did not have a horse, but, there were quite a few there over the weekend. We stayed in that area because there was a pull-through FHU available. The sites are very large, mostly I'm sure to accommodate the horses. Yes, there is the horse smell if it bothers you go somewhere else. The site we stayed in was out in the sun, but, there are others , I think back-in, in the woods. I love horses and was in my element and happy for the owners that such a place was provided for them. Walking the dogs on the paved roads and huge grassy areas was enjoyable. We drove to the Beach Campground which is a more typical CG in that sites were closer together. At the present time swimming was not allowed in the lake due to e-coli and you have to walk a ways to it. The North Equine Campground is also spacious with fewer horses at the time we drove through. We preferred the South. We would definitely return. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
Sep 2016 - $14.00
Great park with excellent access. Easy to navigate and a great place to family camp. Sewer not at site, but available on the way out. - Campers4Life2016
Jul 2015 - $14.00
We stayed in the Horse Park tent part of the campground. There were only 2 tents in the whole area. It was well kept and very private. The bathrooms and shower houses were very nice and clean with hot water. The camp host was kind and helpful. Would definitely stay there again if we are in the area. - Happy Campers from IN
Aug 2018 - $18.00
There was no one when we arrived at the park, except a full timer couple who were out walking. They filled us in on where to park, etc. Park is a nice place. We would stay there again if we were in the area. - BertD
Sep 2017 - $16.00
The campground has 3 sections, we stayed in B section. It is all grass, sites are fairly spacious in A section and has several pull through sites. There were 3 camp hosts in B section. It is very close to Boone and the railroad museum and train ride. Also close to Iowa State University. The Reiman Gardens which has a butterfly wing, which is home to about 800 live butterflies. We happened to be there when they released about butterflies. There are statues all over the garden that is made up of trash that came from the ocean, or along beaches. The statues were amazing to see, a huge lesson of pollution of our oceans and rivers. We camped here in a 5th wheel and would stay again. - DBT
Aug 2012 - $15.00
For the price this was a pretty good campground. We were here over a weekend so it was very crowded. There are water outlets available at several locations, but not at every site. The restrooms/showers were clean but getting outdated. The sites were on grass so getting level was a little bit of a problem, but not serious. We would probably not stay here again. - SteveCampsTx
Oct 2011 - $15.00
This is a city park with full hookups. The sites are back-in, but fairly level. View out the rear window is buildings. No showers or restrooms we were aware of. A nice city park is right out the front door. There is a large grass area for dog walking. Well worth the price. - RedSoloCup
Jun 2012 - $15.00
My wife and I have camped at Spring Lake several times and have always enjoyed our stay. This lake is great for people who like to kayak and use paddle boats. The lake is not very deep. Most of the camp sights are on the lake. This park is great for kids. If you like to go berry hunting in the spring, this park is great for that. I found about 1 pint of black raspberries yesterday. Should be better next week. Spring Lake is well run by the county, very clean, sight are mostly level. They are grass. - Joceil
May 2007 - $13.00
Nice park with lots of large spaces. Clean lake for swimming and has a roller skating rink. Fishing is not real good (very small fish). Jefferson is only 5 miles away if you need to run to the grocery store. Park is clean and very well maintained. - pjm
Jun 2006 - $15.00
This place is a blast from the past. The roller rink is the center of activity in the evenings. Our family opened and closed the roller rink both nights we were there. It is first come first serve, however, that was not a problem for us. We arived at 8:00 PM on a Friday night and had our pick of many good sites. - Cornboy
Sep 2017 - $20.00
This is a nice City park with a lake,hiking & biking trails. We have stayed here several times. - NE Travelers
May 2016 - $25.00
Wonderful Iowa County Park in large forested area. Campsites are spread out and range from full hookups to electric only to tent and no hook ups. Hiking trails, fishing, boating and even golf! The full hook up sites are a bit confusing- look at the map in self- registration kiosk. Many are designed for large or small groups with RV's and circle or square off in wagon train style!
The electric only sites are over a small creek and spaced out a bit more. Weekends are busy with lots of local families camping. - NanciRV
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We arrived mid-week for a one night stay. The campground host was friendly and helped us find a spot that we could drive into and out of (it was not really a drive-through but the ground was firm so we did not damage the grass). The sites with full hookups are $25, electric-only are $20.
The sites are quite level. They are crushed stone. There is a fire ring and picnic table for each site.
Iowa county parks are very nice. This is another one. - skigramp
Jul 2017 - $16.00
High on location with beautiful scenery. Sites are in need of more gravel, warn away and some muddy. Road is narrow, I have a 38' fifth and lucked in to a large pull through being available. it is self check-in. - Lilly Flower
Aug 2015 - $16.00
This is a beautiful park. The restrooms could use some work. The paint is peeling in the showers. Insect repellant is a must have, as the mosquitoes and other insects are great in number. The park has lots of shade. The fire ring has an adjustable grill, which was very nice for cooking. Bring your old tennis shoes or water shoes so you can walk in the creek off canyon road. It is great fun for the kids and nice to cool off in the summer. It is a bit of a hike down then up from the creek if the road is closed due to heavy rain. If the road is open, you can drive it and go over several bridges covered by water. Would definitely stay here again if we come back to the area. - Fam of 5
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Park has lots of shades. Some sites are fairly level while others require boards or such for leveling. Also, what is not indicated anywhere and no one will tell you is, if there is much rain received, multiple sites flood. Bugs can be quite bad so bring bug spray. Bathrooms are in poor condition and not kept up at all. This is a very popular campground and the surroundings are pretty, its too bad that the facilities are not improved (though I have been told renovations are in the planning stages). I understand old, but not being cleaned properly with the amount of use the bath house receives is disgusting. There is a place to fill water and many sites have electric. The dump is near the entrance. We have camped here for many nights, due to location being close to family.
Nice for walking (spray for bugs). - JonesAussies
Jun 2018 - $23.00
We stayed here one night, it's first come first serve so we got a water and electric site. About one third of the sites are full hook up and they were all taken. Very nice county park on the Little Wall Lake. Nice walking trails. Obviously a fun recreational and fishing lake. Come prepared, closest store is 2 miles away. Most sites are spacious and have enough room for the slides with large trees for shade. Self pay $25 for FHU, $23 for W&E. Pet and kid friendly. We would stay here again! - 2VetsRVing
Apr 2018 - $25.00
Stayed here many times... nice park, spacious sites. 1st come 1st serve so full hookups seem to fill up fast. Noticed earlier comment by visitor that bathrooms are outdated and not clean. They are as clean as they can get even though outdated. I heard there are plans to build a new shower house and update current, but it all takes money to do so, just like everything else. Easy trip north from the Des Moines area and a quiet family friendly campground. Lake is small but lots of activity by jet skis and boaters. They also have 3 cabins for rent. I've never stayed in a cabin but visited friends that rented. Very nice inside. - lovetocamp24-7
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Beautiful lake and nice grounds, BUT the bathrooms/showers are old, not maintained, and neglected, that's too bad. They need to completely redo the bathrooms and showers. Can't believe people rate cleanliness and repair even good. - Kenlong215
Aug 2017 - $22.00
This campground DOES have WiFi!! It's awesome, too! We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The only downside is that they do not take any reservations, and we were fortunate to get the last full hook up spot. There are 29 FHU's! You must like kids, as this park was full of them, and they aren't cautious around all of the rigs and vehicles, so you have to watch out for them. My kids would have had a ball here when they were younger. Be sure to pack something for them to ride on, with wheels. Razor scooters seemed to be a popular choice. The restrooms were clean and the showers were nicely laid out for privacy, showering and changing clothes. You could even put your foot on the bench to shave your legs! One set of neighbors were very friendly and helpful, while the others kept to themselves and their group. There were many younger parents who still partied outside after the 10:30 quiet time, but with your A/C on, you couldn't hear them. I would go back here in a heartbeat! I went with my hubby, son (11) and our dog. Just wish they took reservations!! If you golf, bring your clubs as the course is right next to the campgrounds. 10 minute, easy drive to Fort Dodge and Walmart, Target and restaurants. If you come from the East, stay on highway 20 to Fort Dodge, don't go through Webster City...it's really not faster and it is more narrow roads. - MRStroud
Jun 2017 - $22.00
Really Beautiful park on golf course. Spots are level. Has a museum. We liked Frank A. Gotch Park (15 minutes away) better. - User3782
Sep 2016 - $18.00
This park is nice, the management is terrible. They don't take reservations and many people save sites - for 3 and 4 days. When we came, there were only 3 full hook-up sites left BUT each had a car on them - for 3 days - until finally an RV showed up. We couldn't use these sites, no one else could use these sites and the campground lost $22 per day for 3 days and 3 sites for $198. This happens all the time. We spoke with the hostess but she did nothing. We never saw a ranger.
We'll agree with the previous review - without any management, the park is not always a pleasant experience. - swike